Arab Spring
What is at stake in Tunisia’s presidential elections?

Tunisia is all set to have its second presidential elections since the 2011 revolution on September 15. We take a look at the key issues, the major political forces and the vision of the left

Mohammed Morsi and tragedies of the Arab Spring

Mohammed Morsi’s life and politics since 2012 was a reflection of the contradictions and miscalculations by various sections of the anti-military forces that brought Egypt to where it is today

mohammed morsi death Mohammed Morsi and the legacy of the Arab Spring

Following the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha takes a look at his rise to power.

Protests break out in Tunisia after the death of 15 agricultural workers in accident

All major opposition parties, including the Workers Party, and trade unions, including the UGTT, have condemned the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers

Protests in Sudan and Algeria will reshape the region

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha discusses what impact the continuing protests in the North African countries of Sudan and Algeria can have on the region.

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi released from detention in Thailand

Hakeem al-Araibi, who was given asylum in Australia in 2014, was persecuted for his criticism of the Bahraini government’s suppression of protests in 2011. His was detained in Thailand for 76 days following an extradition request by the Bahrain

Tunisian government accepts union demands, hikes wages of employees

The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants

Tunisian civil servants take to the streets against austerity regime

The strike call was made after negotiations between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union over wage hikes failed. The country has been rocked by protests following the government implementing IMF-ordered austerity measures

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